3/3/09 1:21 PM

Anatomy of a Smear

The B-Cast goes in-depth on HuffPoGate, including an interview with the man who created the doctored video:




Observer Dan
Great interview JDollar! I especially liked when you pointed out Olbermanns slovenly tactics.
February 21, 2009, 1:05:29 AM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Thank you so much. I decided ahead of time that I had to get an Olbermann dig in somewhere.
February 21, 2009, 1:10:54 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Good job with the B-Cast folks, Johnny!
 
I have absolutely no hesitation in saying that the gentleman who made this video is playing fast and loose with the truth.
 
I watched it at least five to six times on all the sites you had linked when you broke the news here--- Huff-Po, TVN, and Kos. The annotation NEVER appeared until hours later in the morning.
 
B-Cast host Liz Stephans, makes a great argument. If a faked video with such career damaging potential had been put up on a conservative site, Huff-Po and TVN would have been demanding the editor's head on a platter. Let alone that the video was linked on THEIR sites. That it had fooled THEM.
 
Host Scott Baker, makes an excellent point too about the placement of the video on the Huff-Po site, venturing that had they been entirely sure about the contents of the video, that it would have been page 1, highly touted stuff, on there.
 
I believe that BOTH TVN (though they say they didn't "really" watch the last minutes of the video) and Huff-Po were unsure about the authenticity of the tape, but decided to go with it anyway.  
 
TVN ran it without comment, and Huff-Po without the screaming headlines. Their tender hope that it MIGHT be the real thing was just too precious to them to deny. They also knew that if FNC came out with video proving otherwise, the meme on the internet would have been that FNC had doctored the tape.
 
John Gibson is certainly correct when he says that you saved "his bacon". Your accurate tape was enough to cause this Tech Reporter to panic, add the annotations, and out himself.
 
That said, you do need to share credit, Johnny, where it's due. John Gibson owes a big thanks to Julie Banderas too.  
 
I'm sure your attentiveness to THAT particular show saved John Gibson HOURS on having the doctored vid up before the right vid could be found...
 
It's safe to say that the entire fracas started and ended on the not so mysterious...pattern of male anatomy...
February 21, 2009, 9:27:59 AM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
The blogger who posted here yesterday under the name of "Chuck Norris" is doing a FANTATIC job of following what happened in not-so-bright-blue-blogs-gate.
 
The IUSB Vision Weblog is now on my favorites list!
February 21, 2009, 9:48:34 AM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I must admit, the presence of Julie B did tend to focus my attention a bit more than would have been the case otherwise. For purely journalistic reasons.
February 21, 2009, 12:17:17 PM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk G
I like the floweres Cecelia, nice touch.
February 21, 2009, 12:17:29 PM EST – Like – Reply


Kirk G
J$, never apologize for putting Julie's pic up
February 21, 2009, 12:20:01 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
I'm glad you like the gravatar, Kirk G.
 
I can't see Olby Suck's gravatar of Obama Bin Olbermann without cracking up!
February 21, 2009, 12:33:56 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I kinda liked Cecelia's bachelor pad martini style avatar.
February 21, 2009, 12:36:12 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
This asshat works for nbc? Shocker!
February 21, 2009, 12:45:13 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
"I have nothing against Fox"
 
john sanders/hack
 
Suuuuure, you don't!
February 21, 2009, 12:47:07 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Johnny Dollar, Worst Person in the World! :lol:
February 21, 2009, 12:51:36 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I wish!
February 21, 2009, 12:52:22 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
That reminds me. I've been wanting to try something with the martini gravatar.
 
I have NO computer skills, but I'll see how it works out.
February 21, 2009, 1:01:33 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
Oh, well.
 
I tried to have a twinkling green olive, but it won't come through.
 

February 21, 2009, 1:16:46 PM EST – Like – Reply


tony
This is why this site frustrates sites like newshounds. J$ deals in facts, not lies. Maybe NH and Keith Olbermann can learn something from it.
February 21, 2009, 1:42:26 PM EST – Like – Reply


Ashley
tony | 02.21.09 - 1:47 pm | #
 
Speaking of the doggies, anyone know what their take on this matter has been?
February 21, 2009, 2:08:42 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Crickets.
February 21, 2009, 2:09:27 PM EST – Like – Reply


Observer Dan
Funny stuff, perusing the comments at Crooks and Liars...the derangment..the horror..
 
Re: John Gibson Compares Eric Holder to a Monkey with Certain B  
Fri, 02/20/2009 - 13:34 — Annaleigh
The video may have been doctored, but if it had been real, it wouldn't have surprised me one bit. Gibson is a vile racist, and totally up to the challenge of dragging any dialogue further into the cesspool.  
 
And to be honest, this situation very briefly makes me yearn to bring the children I would love to have into the world, who would have my mixed heritage, just to spite Gibson! :P
February 21, 2009, 2:35:14 PM EST – Like – Reply


Olby Sucks
Crickets.
johnny dollar | Homepage | 02.21.09 - 2:14 pm | #  
 
There may very well be crickets from ellen, but, she has been kept up to speed.8)
 
aap has a very comical opinion! :lol:
February 21, 2009, 2:46:09 PM EST – Like – Reply


Cecelia
And to be honest, this situation very briefly makes me yearn to bring the children I would love to have into the world, who would have my mixed heritage, just to spite Gibson! :P
Observer Dan | 02.21.09 - 2:40 pm | #  
 
To be honest, Annaleigh makes me yearn for China's policy of forced sterilization, simply because no one this insane should be trusted with children.
February 21, 2009, 3:23:49 PM EST – Like – Reply


The Factor
Great job JohnnyDollar. You really save Gibson's from a big headach. The only bad part is you prevented Olbermann from having to make a famed Olbermann retraction for just pulling crap off the web. Gibson owes you a beer at least. You gave him material for about of month's worth of shows. Can't wait till Gibson has his Angry Rich read the comments on the Kos and Huffo about the faked video. They should be priceless.
February 21, 2009, 3:39:15 PM EST – Like – Reply


Chuck Norton
Hey Johnny, for taking the leadership role in exposing the Huffpo and the vid maybe you can be the "worst person in the world too" - One day I hope to recieve that honor.
February 21, 2009, 3:47:30 PM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
I would display the certificate, or medal, or trophy, or whatever Oralmann sends me, with honor!
February 21, 2009, 3:49:24 PM EST – Like – Reply


Observer Dan
J$, then sell it on Ebay LOL
February 21, 2009, 6:12:44 PM EST – Like – Reply


Haggis
Johnny, I'm sure a visit to F&F must be in the offing here....Then O'reilly....The skys the limit.  
Of course Gibson is as pure as....He's never slimmed anyone himself of course. :lol:
February 21, 2009, 6:30:17 PM EST – Like – Reply


Haggis
Johnny, I'm sure a visit to F&F must be in the offing here....Then O'reilly....The sky is the limit.  Even an appearance with Julie might be on the cards.....Keep those fingers crossed.
February 21, 2009, 6:45:57 PM EST – Like – Reply


tony
Haggis: What do you mean by slimming anyone? Do you mean he (Gibson)never altered a tape to set some one up? As far as I know he hasnt.
February 21, 2009, 8:09:30 PM EST – Like – Reply


Haggis
tony | 02.21.09 - 8:14 pm |  
 
It'd fairly obvious what I meant....Gibson need to be passing on slimming tips to Cavuto....But he's neglecting Cavuto because of his rage and slime hurling at chippy Keith....I hope that help you Tony.
Talking of slimming....Anyone think Huckabee needs to dig out the slimming books again?
February 21, 2009, 8:31:58 PM EST – Like – Reply


Grammie
I finally got a chance to listen to your interview with no interruptions.
 
Great job, Johnny!
 
I would have liked a more probing interview with the faker. Such as what did you know, when did you know it and why didn't you make an effort to set the record straight asap?
 
I'm afraid he came across as less than honest. The pity party he threw for himself was tacky, tacky tacky.
February 22, 2009, 1:10:42 AM EST – Like – Reply


johnny dollar
Thank you so much.
February 22, 2009, 1:12:31 AM EST – Like – Reply


tony
Haggis: I have no idea what you are trying to say. And Im not talking about the typos, I make them all the time too. Try it again please.
February 22, 2009, 11:12:34 AM EST – Like – Reply